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        REGULATIONS FOR THE UNIFORM & DRESS OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS OF THE UNITED STATES. FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT AND DRAWINGS IN THE NAVY DEPARTMENT

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Navy Department, by T.K. and P.G. Collins, 1852. 15,[1]pp. plus fifteen lithographed plates, of which thirteen colored. Large quarto. Later grey paper backstrip, chipped. Two small chip at margins of titlepage, not affecting text. Some tanning at edges, an occasional fox mark. Very good. In a half morocco box. A rare color plate book describing and illustrating the uniforms and dress of officers in the United States Navy and Marines. The lithographs were executed by Duval & Co., of Philadelphia and show full dress uniforms, as well as details of epaulets, hats, belts, swords, and other accoutrements. This copy contains corresponds to the Paul Mellon copy at Yale, having a total of fifteen plates, of which thirteen are colored. The text gives very detailed regulations on the dress of officers, non- commissioned officers, musicians, and privates in the Navy and Marines. Bound into the present volume is a manuscript copy of a Circular dated October 7, 1853 regarding the uniform of officers on Revenue Cutters. Also, bound onto a single sheet at the rear of this volume are four printed Navy Department regulations, all dated 1852 or 1853, regarding caps, uniforms for chaplains, and uniforms for surgeons and pursers. Not in Bennett or McGrath (who only lists post-Civil War volumes of uniforms for the Army and Navy). OCLC 54629701, 3863420.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MAPS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CITY OF WASHINGTON, and Plats of the Squares and Lots of the City of Washington

      Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1. Dupont.

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        Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the years 1850-1851, Performed by H.M. Ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia," Under the Command of Mr. William Penny, in Search of the Missing Crews of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. First edition. Very Good/One of the fundamental volumes in the literature of polar exploration. Ross's second voyage is more significant from a historical perspective than his more famous first voyage. He pioneered the use of a shallow-draft paddle-wheel steamer that featured experimental technology, but which was largely unsuccessful. He charted fresh polar territory at Boothia that he named for his financial patron, Felix Booth. During a winter layover, Ross's nephew James Clark Ross became the first European to chart the North Magnetic Pole. The book is a sumptuous production, featuring vivid mezzotint plates showing scenes of the polar night.. First edition. 20 cm; two volumes. 5 lithographic plates, all but 1 color and 2 folding colored lithographic maps. Original blue cloth, spines gilt-lettered. Mild darkening to edges and spines, and some discoloration to boards. Joints rubbed with loss of color. Erasure at base of title page. Arctic Bib. 17231; Sabin 93963; TPL 3214.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, DATED WASHINGTON, JULY 8TH, 1852, TO JOHN WOODS, A FORMER OHIO CONGRESSMAN AND NOW PRESIDENT OF THE CINCINNATI, HAMILTON, AND INDIANAPOLIS RAILROAD, RESPONDING TO WOODS'S PROPOSED RAILROAD LINKING CHICAGO AND CINCINNATI. "ACCEPT MY THANKS FOR THE REPORT OF THE NEW CASTLE & RICHMOND RAIL ROAD, WITH THE ACCOMPANYING MAP OF THE RAIL ROADS NORTH WEST OF THE OHIO RIVER. I TAKE GREAT INTEREST IN YOUR ROAD AS A LINK IN THE CHAIN WHICH IS TO CONNECT CINCINNATI WITH CHICAGO. THAT THE WHOLE CHAIN WILL SOON BE COMPLETED I CANNOT DOUBT, AND THAT IT WILL [--] ADMIRABLY WHEN COMPLETED CANNOT BE DOUBTED BY ANY ONE FAMILIAR WITH THE COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES. I TAKE THAT CONGRESS WILL NOT HESITATE TO GIVE YOU A GRANT OF LAND IN AID OF THIS WORK EQUAL TO THE ONE MADE TO ILLINOIS FOR THE CHICAGO AND MOBILE ROAD. BUT THE ROAD MUST BE MADE AND THE STOCK WILL BE A GOOD INVESTMENT, WHETHER THE GRANT OF LAND IS MADE OR NOT. CINCINNATI & CHICAGO ARE DESTINED TO BE THE GREAT CIT

      Folio sheet, folded to 7-3/4" x 9-3/4". Manuscript text on first 1-1/2 pages, docketed on last page. Old horizontal folds, Very Good. [offered with] RETAINED COPY OF LETTER FROM WOODS TO DOUGLAS, ALSO DATED WASHINGTON JULY 8, 1852: "WE TAKE THE LIBERTY TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE RAIL ROAD WHICH IS IN PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTION UPON THE MOST DIRECT LINE FROM CINCINNATI TO CHICAGO. FIFTY TWO MILES OF THIS ROAD ARE COMPLETED AND IN OPERATION, AND TWENTY EIGHT MILES MORE WILL BE FINISHED BEFORE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER NEXT, MAKING THE WHOLE DISTANCE FROM CINCINNATI WHICH WILL BE FINISHED ABOUT 80 MILES. THE BALANCE OF THE ROAD TO LOGANSPORT IS UNDER CONTRACT AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1853. THE WAY FROM LOGANSPORT TO THE WEST LINE OF INDIANA BEING ABOUT 100 MILES IS NOT YET UNDER CONTRACT, BUT A COMPANY IS ORGANIZED AND A PART OF THE STOCK SUBSCRIBED AND IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE COMPANY TO COMMENCE THE WORK AT AN EARLY DAY. "IF FURTHER APPROPRIATIONS OF MONEY SHALL BE MADE TO AID ANY OF OUR WESTERN RAIL ROADS WE DEEM THIS ROAD EMINENTLY ENTITLED TO AID AS THE CONNECTING ROUTE BETWEEN THE TWO GREAT MANUFACTURING AND COMMERCIAL CITIES OF THE WEST. "AS YOU ARE WELL ACQUAINTED WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH THIS ROAD PASSES AND WITH THE INTERESTS AND PROSPECTS OF THE CITIES WHICH IT WILL UNITE WE TRUST THAT IT WILL RECEIVE YOUR EFFICIENT AID. "VERY RESPECTFULLY, YOUR OBT. SERVT." Folio sheet folded to 7-3/4" x 9-3/4", on blue paper. Manuscript text on first 1-1/2 pages, docketed on last page. Old horizontal folds, Very Good. United States Senator from Illinois, Douglas was ideologically, emotionally, and financially committed to the development of Chicago as the commercial center of an American empire extending to the west coast. All other political questions-- including that of Slavery-- were subordinated. Chairman of the Committee on Territories, he sought a railroad route to the Pacific, with Chicago as the hub: railroads to and from Chicago would create that Illinois outpost as the most important City in the Nation. "Personally, he had invested heavily in real estate at Chicago and at Superior City, Michigan" [Potter, The Impending Crisis, page 152. Harper & Row: 1976]. Woods, former Democratic Congressman and a railroad man, was obviously well-acquainted with Douglas and his priorities. This exchange of letters, written on the same day, expresses Douglas's overriding attachment to public investment in railroad construction, particularly through Chicago. It would lead him, in an effort to develop a transcontinental railroad, to sponsor the fateful Kansas-Nebraska Act, whose passage would repeal the 1820 Missouri Compromise, which had kept an uneasy peace between the Sections for thirty years.

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        Anglo-Burmese hand-book, or guide to a practical knowledge of the Burmese Language,

      Maulmain, American Mission Press 1852, - square 12mo (15 x 15,5 cm), XII-54-(2)-92-IV-142-(2) pp., 2 folding table, quarter cloth binding. First edition. Lieut. D.A. Chase arrived in Burma in 1847 and stayed until his death in 1860. Valuable work (the book went on to have many editions until its revision in 1890 by F.D. Phinney). The four first pages lists the names of subscribers. Stamps on first blank endpaper, one table detached but present. Uncommon first edition of this early Maulmain imprint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gespräche mit Daemonen. Des Königsbuchs zweiter Band.

      Berlin, Arnim’s Verlag 1852 - Titel, VIII, 371, (1) S. Roter Halblederband d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und Zierbün-den. Decken berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Leder über den Gelenken etwas rissig. - Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke VI,85,10; Mallon 72). – Gelegentliche Stockflecken, Schnittfarbe vereinzelt schmal in den weißen Rand verlaufen. Starke marmorierte Glanzpapiervorsätze. Exemplar aus dem Besitz der GOETHE-Freundin Gräfin CAROLINE VON UND ZU EGLOFFSTEIN (Weimar 1789 – 1868 Nürnberg) mit deren eigenhändigem Namen a.d. Titel, ein darauf bezogenr handschriftl. Vermerk a.d. weißen Vorsatz. Die Gräfin EGLOFFSTEIN war Hofdame im Dienst der MARIA PAWLOWA, befreundet mit GOETHE und KLINGER, mit BETTINA ARNIM stand sie im Briefwechsel. - In dem letzten zu ihren Lebzeiten veröffentlichten Werk, den mit dem „Königsbuch“ nur äußerlich verbundenen Gesprächen mit Daemonen vertritt BETTINA ARNIM , auf das adelige „von“ verzichtete sie, radikalere politische Ansichten denn je: "Man hat Partieen des Buches kommunistisch genannt." (K.Gutzkow). „Der Ausgangspunkt dieser Gespräche konnte brisanter nicht sein: BETTINE sucht wieder das jüdische Ghetto in ihrer und GOETHEs Geburtsstadt Frankfurt am Main auf; und was sie in der Judengasse an Verelendung sieht, beschämt sie solchermaßen, dass sie das Gespräch mit einem Prälaten sucht, mit dem sie sich ausführlich über Glaubensfreiheit und die Gründe des Antisemitismus auseinandersetzt.“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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        A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. With Engravings by Baker from Designs by Billings.

      Ticknor, Reed, and Fields: Boston, 1852. First printing, with the error on page 21. Small octavo. pp vi, (7)-256 + frontispiece and six other plates. Rebound (early 20th century?) in half black morocco and green cloth, spine with five raised bands, rich Art Nouveau-style gilt floral decoration to spine panels, top edges gilt, green cloth endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, two binder's blanks at front and at rear. Some rubbing and flaking to the gilt on the top page edges; one inch closed tear to pp 67-68 neatly repaired (legibility not impaired); else a fine copy, contents very clean and unworn (washed when rebound?), no previous owner's names or bookplates. Clarke A18.1.a. BAL 7606. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6. Quite a nice copy of this classic American juvenile in a handsome binding, the Greek myths re-told for youngsters, and the great American novelist's first book for children (Tanglewood Tales, 1853, was the sequel). Binding: Hardcover. Order direct from my website and get a 10% discount.

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        TWELVE PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE WHEELING BRIDGE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA

      This important case arose from the competition between Pennsylvania and Virginia for domination of the developing trade with western markets. The State of Virginia authorized construction of a bridge from Wheeling across the Ohio River. The State of Pennsylvania claimed that such a bridge would impede free passage of steamboats to Pittsburgh, a major terminus of such trade. Pennsylvania sought to enjoin construction, on the ground that the bridge was "a nuisance and an obstruction to interstate commerce on a navigable river" [II Warren, The Supreme Court in United States History 234]. For years Pennsylvania had engaged in an ambitious program of canal, railroad, and turnpike improvements; the bridge, it was claimed, would diminish the value of these State-sponsored modes of transportation. The Supreme Court commissioned R. Hyde Walworth to determine whether the suspension bridge "is or is not an obstruction to the free navigation of the Ohio river, at the place where such bridge is erected across the same, by vessels propelled by steam or sails, engaged, or which may be engaged, in the commerce or navigation of said river; and, if it is such an obstruction, what change, or alteration, if any, can be made, consistent with the continuance of the bridge across the said river, that will remove the obstruction to the free navigation by such vessels..." Congress also weighed in on the issue, scheduling hearings at which the competing positions were aired passionately and in detail. "Few cases have ever excited greater interest or seemed to affect more extensively the internal commerce of the country than this celebrated controversy." [Id. at 235]. The Supreme Court held that Virginia's enabling Act unconstitutionally conflicted with Congress's power to regulate navigation, and enjoined the construction as a nuisance. Dissenting, Chief Justice Taney argued that Congress's failure to exercise its regulatory power left Virginia free to authorize construction of the bridge which, in any event, Pennsylvania had failed to prove was a public nuisance. The pamphlets are: a. [Ellet, Charles Jr.]: THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT: A NOTICE OF ITS HISTORY AND OBJECTS, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 20pp. Disbound a bit roughly, old rubberstamp on title page. With, as issued, large folding 'Map of the Western Railroads Tributary to Philadelphia With Their Rival Lines... Prepared Under the Direction of Charles Ellet Jr. Civil Engineer, by W. Williams, Map Engraver.' State boundary outlines in color, showing rail lines east from Wisconsin and Illinois to the East Coast as far south as Virginia [expert archival repairs at folds on blank verso, bit of chipping to outer blank margin, very small loss, detached from text block]. Good+. Modelski 80. OCLC 25783946 [9] [as of July 2016]. b. REPLY TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED "WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT: A NOTICE OF ITS HISTORY AND OBJECTS, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA." CONTAINING FACTS REPORTED BY CHANCELLOR WALWORTH TO THE SUPREME COURT. REASONS WHY THE SUIT NOW PENDING SHOULD NOT BE DISCONTINUED. [np: 1852]. 12pp, stitched as issued. Light wear, Very Good. Cohen 12043. OCLC locates four copies under two accession numbers as of July 2016. c. Thompson, George W.: THE WHEELING BRIDGE; AN ARGUMENT FOR ITS NATIONALITY AND PRESERVATION, BY HON. GEO. W. THOMPSON, OF VIRGINIA. [Washington: Towers. 1852]. 16pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, Good+. OCLC 21314680 [4] [as of July 2016]. d. Ellet, Charles Jr.: REMARKS TOUCHING THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT, ADDRESSED TO THE HON G.W. THOMPSON. BY CHARLES ELLET, JR., CIVIL ENGINEER. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 24pp. Disbound. Light margin spotting, Good+. OCLC 21310267 [11] [as of July 2016]. Cohen 12039. e. WHEELING BRIDGE CASE. ABSTRACT OF THE EVIDENCE. [Wheeling: Swearingen & Taylor, Prs., 21 Water Street. 1852?]. 8pp. Caption title, as issued Disbound, else Very Good. Not located on OCLC as of July 2016. Norona 1101 [2- NN, Perry]. f. MEMORIAL OF THE WHEELING BRIDGE COMPANY, TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. WITH A RAIL ROAD MAP. THE WHEELING BRIDGE SUIT IS A PART OF A RAIL ROAD CONTROVERSY. Philadelphia: John C. Clark. 1852. 21pp. Disbound, light margin spotting. With large folding map, detached from text block [couple of short, clean fold splits] entitled 'Map of the Western Rail Roads Tributary to Philadelphia...' Good+. Modelski 80. OCLC records ten locations as of July 2016, under several accession numbers. Cohen 12053. g. [Ellet, Charles Jr.]: THE WHEELING BRIDGE. [np: 1852?]. 6, [2 blanks] pp. Caption title, as issued. Disbound roughly, loose. Otherwise Good+. OCLC 21310284 [8] [as of July 2016]. Cohen 12040. h. Wilkins, William: STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA VS. THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY. ARGUMENT OF HON. WILLIAM WILKINS, IN BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURG. READ BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON POST-OFFICES AND POST-ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, APRIL 21, 1852. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., Printers. 1852. 15, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, Good+. OCLC 191317317 [1- AAS] [as of July 2016]. i. WHEELING BRIDGE. MR. OLDS, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE POST OFFICE AND POST ROADS, MADE THE FOLLOWING REPORT...[Washington: 1852. 16pp, disbound, probably incomplete [other sources record 34 pages]. j. WHEELING BRIDGE. MINORITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON POST-OFFICES AND POST-ROADS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. ON THE MEMORIAL OF THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., Printers. 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, Good+. OCLC 21314636 [2- U TX, WI Hist. Soc.] [as of July 2016]. k. Harding, George: ARGUMENT FOR THE COMPLAINANT, IN THE CASE OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, VS. THE WHEELING AND BELMONT BRIDGE COMPANY, IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER'S REPORT UPON THE NECESSITY AND UTILITY OF THE STEAM PACKET CHIMNEYS NOW USED ON THE OHIO RIVER. IN REPLY TO MR. RUSSELL. Washington: 1851. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 16pp. Light wear and mild spotting, Very Good. Cohen 12041. OCLC records only a few copies, some of which are Kirtas Technologies reprints. l. Taney, Roger B.: THE OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY, IN THE WHEELING BRIDGE CASE. Richmond: Ritchie & Dunnavant. 1852. 14, [2 blanks] pp. Disbound, else Very Good. Ownership signature, 'Hon. Samuel W. Parker.' Cohen 12049. Not in Haynes.

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        The English Flower Garden. A monthly magazine of hardy and half-hardy plants. London. Simpkin, Marshall and Co. 1852.

      2 voll. in uno, in 8°,bella leg. in t.tela verde coeva, titoli e ricchi fregi impressi in oro sul dorso e sul piatto ant., pp.IV-187-(1), pp.IV-188; 23 bellissime tavv. di fiori litografate e stampate da Rosenberg & Puzey (una tavola in antiporta), tutte finemente colorate a mano all'epoca, qualche inc. in legno nel testo. Ottimo non comune esemplare. BrM(NH), 533 e 2097. Pritzel, 9229. Bella rivista di floricoltura, che iniziò la pubblicazione nel febbraio del 1852 e finì nel gennaio del 1854; direttori della rivista furono William Thompson e Morgan di Ipswich. La rivista ebbe vita breve, tanto che il 3 vol (qui non presente) apparve nel 1854, con solo una tavola e 16 pagine. Salvo l'antiporta, tutte le altre tavole raffigurano per lo più quattro fiori e sono assai curate nei dettagli e nella coloritura. Ricordano lo stile di quelle contenute nell'opera The Botanic Garden, curata da B.Maud. Opera stranamente ignorata da molti repertori bibliografici specializzati.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Naturalia]
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        Lithografirte Abbildingen zum ersten Buche des "System der Fechtkunst" à la contrepointe auf den Stoss, mit dem Rappier oder Degen, für den Einzelnkampf Mann gegen Mann. [AND:] Lithografirte Abbildingen zum zweiten Buche (...) auf den Hieb und Stich, mit dem Säbel, Spadon oder Palasch, für den Einzelnkampf Mann gegen Mann. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Olmütz, Franz Slawik, 1852-53.. Two volumes. Oblong octavo. Comprising of 47 & 42 lithographic plates, respectively, some folding, each numbered, often sub-numbered within the image. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary black half calf and marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, with the original light blue printed wrappers bound-in. Some sporadic foxing, one plate creased, few plates trimmed close, else in a very good condition. ~ First edition. The plate volumes of Ott's treatise on fencing. Skips plate 32 as issued and indicating this in the Errata list. With neat contemporary entry calligraphed on each free endpaper. Extremely rare.

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        Book of Natural History; Containing a Description of Animals and Birds

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1852 318 pages, plus 160 hand colored plates. Beautifully rebound in dark red leather with ruled edges on covers. Gilt stamped lettering and three animal images on spine. Top edge of text block is gilded. Marbled end leaves. Covers show very light scratches on top cover and are otherwise Fine. First plate (jaguar) has been trimmed along the edge, though not affecting image. First leaves are a little soiled and smudged, and there appears old smoke stains along top edges of these leaves. Scattered, light offsetting from plates. Overall a tight, complete, and fairly clean copy in a truly stunning binding. . First Edition. Full Leather. Good+/No Jacket.

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        Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air

      - Gabriel de Gonet, Paris s.d. (1852), 18x27,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione illustrata con 35 tavole ad incasso tutte colorate a mano e un paio di figure in nero nel testo. Leganti mezzo verde abete dolore indietro con quattro nervi set con ghirlande d'oro e decorate con doppi celle frigorifere, qualche traccia di attrito nella testa posteriore, filetti freddo inquadratura sul cartoncino verde piatti abete, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, bordi cosparsi, attacchi del tempo. Alcuni foxing. copia rara di uno dei più romantici illustrato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrées de 35 planches hors-texte toutes coloriées à la main ainsi que de quelques figures en noir in-texte. Reliures en demi chagrin vert sapin, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées et ornés de doubles caissons à froid, quelques petites traces de frottements en têtes des dos, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage vert sapin, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliures de l'époque. Quelques rousseurs. Rare exemplaire d'un des plus beaux illustrés romantiques.

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        A Journey to the Tea-Countries of China, Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills: With a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains

      London: John Murray, 1852. First edition. Illustrated, including one plain and two tinted litho plates, an extra colour title page, pp xvi, 398 + 32pp publisher's catalogue, a few very slight marks internally, a contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp on the front endpaper, slight signs of weakness throughout, but overall very clean, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration, very slightly rubbed and worn. An exceptional copy, and rarely found in this state.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

      Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Small 8vo. Original brown blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board graphic. x, 312pp; iv, 322pp. Illustrations. Good plus to very good. Board edges are worn, as are spines (mainly at head and tail), though internally the text blocks are tight and bright, a strong very good with only occasional bits of foxing; endpapers are age toned and each bear a large pencilled 1852 ownership signature (J.P. Newhall of Hinsdale, NH). A tight and decent first edition, later state ("Thirtieth Thousand") of the maudlin novel that struck a nerve and vaulted to Civil War stardom, fueled further by President Lincoln's famed comment upon meeting the author. The first printing went through many printings its first year, reportedly reaching an unheard-of 300,000 copies.

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        Lithografirte Abbildingen zum ersten Buche des "System der Fechtkunst" à la contrepointe auf den Stoss, mit dem Rappier oder Degen, für den Einzelnkampf Mann gegen Mann. [AND:] Lithografirte Abbildingen zum zweiten Buche (.) auf den Hieb und Stich, mit dem Säbel, Spadon oder Palasch, für den Einzelnkampf Mann gegen Mann. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Olmütz, Franz Slawik, 1852-53. - Two volumes. Oblong octavo. Comprising of 47 & 42 lithographic plates, respectively, some folding, each numbered, often sub-numbered within the image. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary black half calf and marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, with the original light blue printed wrappers bound-in. Some sporadic foxing, one plate creased, few plates trimmed close, else in a very good condition. ~ First edition. The plate volumes of Ott's treatise on fencing. Skips plate 32 as issued and indicating this in the Errata list. With neat contemporary entry calligraphed on each free endpaper. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        City Men and City Manners. The City; Or, the Physiology of London Business; With Sketches on 'Change, and at the Coffee Houses.

      London, Groombridge & Sons, 1852. Small 8vo. Recent half-calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and with gilt-stamped morocco lettering-piece; pp. vii, 172, 16 (advertisements), [8, advertisements]; title-page with browning to margins otherwise a very good copy of a rarity. First edition, based on Evans' 1845 The City, largely rewritten, enlarged and updated. The Welshman David Morier Evans (1819-1874) was one of the early financial journalists of London and worked for several newspapers. 'In addition to his regular work, Evans was connected with several other commercial and financial periodicals, among them the Bankers' Magazine, to which he was one of the principal contributors, The Bullionist, and the Stock Exchange Gazette. He also conducted the literary and statistical departments of the Bankers' Almanac and Diary. He recognized the significant role of 'panics' in nineteenth-century financial history' (DNB). The present work, anonymously published, deals with the stock exchange, a mechanism and it's social inclusivity, which had made it a mysterious entity to large sways of the British public. One of the most graphic and insightful descriptions of the London stock exchange in mid-19th-century Britain, financial practice and malpractice.

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europa's.

      2 vols. [1: Text in 8vo. 2: Plates in folio]. Prag: Verfasser [1852-] 1870- 71. With 61 beautiful cromolithographed plates. [4] + 16 + 506 + [12] text-pages; [12] pp. + plates. Very clean and well-preserved copy, plate-volume bound in publisher's gilt halfleather with cloth-boards with goldprint and blindtooled decorations, all edges gilt; text-volume bound in newer halfleather in original style, spine gilt and cloth-boards with goldprint and -decorations. Name on title-page in textvolume. * This work was published in 16 parts in the years 1852-71. The text-volume opens with a systematic survey of the birds of Europe; then follow diagnosis, description, and a detailed treatment of the individual species, whose names are given in Latin, German, Czech, and French, with the addition of some of the most important Latin synonyms. The volume of plates opens with a systematically arranged list of the birds figured, it contains more than 700 small figures of birds.Text-volume in German language and German title on frontboard, plate-volume with Czech title on spine and frontboard, plate-index with Czech, Latin, German and French text.Anker 152. Nissen 340.

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        THE PIONEER HISTORY OF ILLINOIS, CONTAINING THE DISCOVERY, IN 1673, AND THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN, WHEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT WAS ORGANIZED

      Belleville, Il, 1852. 348 pp. Modern brown cloth, spine gilt. Light to moderate foxing, some light damsptaining. A good copy. 348 pp. "For his history of the early French communities and the settlement of the American Bottom, Reynolds relied on early pioneers still living" - Streeter.  An important early history by a governor of the state who was in office at the time of the Mormon troubles and the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. BYRD 1882; SABIN 70421; STREETER SALE 1502; HOWES R237

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        Bidrag til et thermochemisk System..Særskilt aftrykt af det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter, 5te Række, naturvidenskabelig og Matematisk Afdeling, 3die Bind.

      First Edition, 51 pages sider, Kjøbenhavn, 1852, Bound in the original blue boards, large format, with some foxing and spine with small wear else fine The first enunciation of the thermochemical affinity principle

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        Royal Palaces; and Hints for Other Improvements in the Metropolis. With Twenty-Four Plates. Also, The Scraps on Lighting and Ventilating the House of Commons, Put Together in April 1852

      Privately Published, advertisement at rear by J & J Leighton (publishers), 1852, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Bound in brown blind-printed covers with gilt lettering on the spine, covers are lightly rubbed. Binding is sound. End-papers are lightly foxed, some plates have a short crease across a corner and there is occasional light marginal foxing. Contents include "Hints For Some Further Improvement in the Metropolis" published in London in 1831 which contains 17 plates and added in 1852 various printed letters and other printed documents including an additional 7 plates. Plates, letters and documents are of various sizes. Many plates are double or fold-out, one is in colour and two have flaps. No dust jacket, as published. Undated by publisher. Dated by reference to COPAC. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 25018011023. Discounted prices on all books for January 2018. Displayed price shows the discount.

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        The Lay of the Bustle

      [London]: Printed by F. Reeve, 1852. First edition. With Illustrations, Designed and Etched by the Author. 8 plates, engraved title page. 19 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half red morocco, a.e.g. Fine. Scarce. First edition. With Illustrations, Designed and Etched by the Author. 8 plates, engraved title page. 19 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; 183 x 113mm, 7.5 inches tall. 320 pages. 4 color lithographed plates including frontispiece; Folding partly hand colored map, with the appendix. These were left out of the U.S. Edition along with the appendix. --------- Original plum cloth stamped in blind and gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked with faded original spine laid down, New endpapers Text block over-opened in two placed places. Small bookplate upper corner of front paste-down. One of the important Franklin search expedition and dedicated to Lady Franklin. -------- Osborn was a commander on Horatio Austin's Franklin Search Expedition in command of the Pioneer. He includes an account of the expedition and over-wintering at Lancaster Sound. The voyage was by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, then the wintering at Griffith Island, and return. -------- The expedition proved that Franklin's ships had not been lost in Baffin's Bay. Much of the success of the voyage was due to the steam tenders, which, opened new prospects for Arctic navigation. ---------- Includes informative notes on West Greenland Eskimos, negotiating the ice of northern Baffin Bay, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic waters, hunting adventures, clothing, food and equipment, carrier pigeons, the sledge journeys, arctic nature and winter recreations. REF: Arctic Bib. 12899; Sabin 57760; TPL 3193; Abbey Travel 640. 650 / 1200 As a surveying expedition, it was eminently successful. . . due to the steam- tenders, which, during the summers of 1850 and 1851, held out new prospects for arctic navigation. The way in which the Pioneer or Intrepid cut through rotten ice, or steamed through the loose pack in a calm, was an object-lesson to the whalers, and led directly to the employment of powerful screw-steamers in the whaling fleet [DNB]. .

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        A collection of views of different places, seen during a tour on the Continent, February 1852.

      France and Italy: , 1852. Quarto (252 × 202 mm). Half diced skiver, marbled boards, sketch-book/album, paper patch label mounted on the front board, title as above, all edges gilt. 69 leaves with over 130 mounted engravings, lithographs, plans - one folding - mostly small "post-card" formats, but a few up to 145 × 203 mm, and a double-page panorama of Nîmes, (148 × 308 mm); occasional manuscript notes and a few pencilled sketches - including one amusing "study" by M.B. of "Mr. Tyssen en route from Paestum", seated feet up on the harbour wall, smoking a cigar. A little rubbed, but remains very good. An attractive Grand Tour album, consisting largely of architectural subjects and views in Nîmes, Arles and Rome amongst others, together with "types" and scenes of local life, compiled by the seventeen year-old William Amhurst Daniel-Tyssen, later William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st baron Amherst of Hackney, art collector, bibliophile and politician. Educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, he was still an undergraduate when his father died in 1855, bequeathing him large properties in London and Norfolk. His estates at Didlington Hall, near Brandon, and elsewhere totalled over 9000 acres; he farmed on a large scale and was a noted breeder of Norfolk polled cattle. Tyssen-Amherst served as MP for West Norfolk, 1880–5 and for South-West Norfolk 1885–92, he was also High Sheriff of the county in 1866. "Collecting books and antiquities was Tyssen-Amhurst's chief interest, and he gathered a library rich in ecclesiastical history … and editions of the English Bible … Equally strong was his interest in the history of the spread of printing, and historic bookbindings. He bought steadily from the 1860s, often in friendly rivalry with the earl of Carysfort, and had the benefit in the saleroom of the regular agency of Bernard Quaritch. His library included seventeen Caxtons, in its day one of the two or three best collections in private hands …Tyssen-Amherst also took a pioneering interest in Egyptian antiquities by collecting some important papyri, of which two catalogues were issued: by P. E. Newberry on the Egyptian papyri in 1899, and by B. P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt on the Greek in 1900. Both sections were eventually bought by Pierpont Morgan in 1913" (ODNB). An extremely attractive memento of the connoisseur in embryo.

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        Aquatic Notes, or Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Rowing at Cambridge. By a member of the C.U.B.C. With a Letter, Containing Hints on Rowing and Training, By Robert Coombes, Champion Sculler.

      J. Deighton & G. Bell, Cambridge & London 1852 - Book measures 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Collation, xi,107pp, half title present. Bound in original publishers blind and gilt stamped blue cloth, with coloured endpapers. Small repair to head and tail of spine, cloth age darkened, gilt of spine faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, pages clean throughout. A very nice copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los Tres Reinos De La Naturaleza. Museo Pintoresco De Historia Natural. Descripción Completa De Los Animales, Vejetales y Minerales Útiles y agradables; Su Forma, Instinto, Costumbres, Virtudes ó Aplicaciones a La Agricultura, La Medicina y Las Artes .(*

      Biblioteca Ilustrada De Gaspar y Roig, Madrid 1852 - (*) y las Artes en general, comprendiendo mayor número de géneros que en todas las obras publicadas hasta el día, con un Tratado de Geología ó Teorías actuales sobre la formación y revoluciones del globo. Obra arreglada sobre los trabajos de los más eminentes naturalistas como Buffon, Blanchart, Boitard, Brogniard, Cavanilles. por una Sociedad de profesores asociados a Eduardo Chao. E ilustrada con una magnífica y numerosa colección de láminas en vista del natural. =Vol.1: Zoología: 454 pp. y 69 láminas = Vol.2: Zoología: 287 pp. y 36 láminas. = Vol.3: Zoología: 712 pp. y 82 láminas. = Vol. 4: Zoología: 680 pp. y 58 láminas. = Vol.5: Zoología: 688 pp. - 1 h. y 80 láminas, una de ellas plegada. = Vol. 6: Zoología: 708 pp. - 1 h. y 83 láminas. = Vol. 7: Zoología: 532 pp. - 1 hoja y 34 láminas = Vol. 8: Botánica: 673 pp. - 1 h. y 84 láminas. = y = Vol. 9: Mineralogía- Metalúrgica - Geología: 689 pp. - 1 hoja - 76 láminas y un plano plegado. Excelente ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. Lomeras con nervios y tejuelos. Todas las láminas iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Size: 9 Vols. De 26,5 x 18 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les papillons, métamorphoses terrestres des peuples de l'air

      Gabriel de Gonet 1852 - - Gabriel de Gonet, Paris s.d. (1852), 18x27,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale illustrées de 35 planches hors-texte toutes coloriées à la main ainsi que de quelques figures en noir in-texte. Reliures en demi chagrin vert sapin, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées et ornés de doubles caissons à froid, quelques petites traces de frottements en têtes des dos, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage vert sapin, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliures de l'époque. Quelques rousseurs. Rare exemplaire d'un des plus beaux illustrés romantiques. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition illustrated with 35 inset plates all hand-colored as well as some black figures in-text. Bindings half green shagreen fir, back with four nerves set with golden garlands and adorned with double cold boxes, a few small traces of rubbing heads of the backs, framing of cold nets on cardboard green fir plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, speckled slices, binders of the time. Some foxinges. Rare copy of one of the most beautiful romantic illustrated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Christmas Books

      London Chapman and Hall 1852 - First Collected Edition Of The Five "Christmas Books" DICKENS, Charles. Christmas Books. London: Chapman and Hall, 1852. First collected edition of the five "Christmas books" and first appearance of this Preface. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 188 x 125 mm). [i-iv], [1-3]4-266, [1, publisher's ads], [1, blank] pp. Inserted frontispiece, "Mr. Fezziwig's Ball," after John Leech’s original design for the frontispiece of the first edition of A Christmas Carol. Original publisher's green vertical-ribbed cloth, decoratively paneled in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Original pale yellow coated endpapers. Spine slightly faded, covers slightly discolored. Spine ends just starting to fray. Text generally clean throughout. Very small bookseller stamp in blind on front free endpaper. Overall very good. Part of "The Cheap Edition of Charles Dickens," this volume comprises A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man, originally published in separate book editions from 1843 through 1848. Gimbel D5 notes. HBS 67902. $750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Notes for General Circulation [Two Volumes]

      Chapman and Hall. Hardcover. London, 1852. 8vo, green cloth, 308 + 306 pp. First edition, first issue, in a possibly later green cloth with morocco spine labels. With the bookseller ticket of Mitchell Booksellers of Old Bond St., suggesting possibly a bookseller binding. With yellow endpapers, as called for. An exceptionally preserved set in fine condition with minimal shelfwear. Edges of pages speckled. Points checked per Walter Smith's Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth. " Hardly less joyous were Dickens's reunions with his friends Forster, Macready, Maclise, Stanfield, and others but he soon had to buckle down to the writing of his promised American travel book. The furore over international copyright continued, fed by a circular letter Dickens wrote on the topic (on 7 July) which got into American newspapers alongside a forged letter in which he was maliciously represented as branding America a country of gross manners and squalid money-making. There was copious and vehement editorializing about this seemingly clear evidence of Dickens's snobbishness and ingratitude. Against this background he wrote his promised travel book for Chapman and Hall, American Notes, for General Circulation (2 vols.), which appeared on 19 October. In it Dickens praised many of America's public institutions but condemned the national worship of 'smartness' (that is, sharp practice), and attacked particularly the hypocrisy and venality of the American press. He also commented unfavourably on many aspects of American social life, notably the widespread habit of spitting in public, and, predictably, denounced slavery at some length. American Notes sold well but attracted little favourable comment in Britain (Macaulay deemed it 'at once frivolous and dull'; Collins, Critical Heritage, 124) and, unsurprisingly, it met with a very hostile reception in the American press." - Oxford DNB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1852. First Edition.

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        Manuscript entitled "Conférences sur le Cannonage faites à bord de l'Uranie," with numerous hand-drawn illustrations of cannons, guns, ammunition, and instruments in the margins as well as many tables in the text

      - 157 leaves of text paginated 1-124 & 129-[317] (nothing seems lacking). Large 4to (318 x 215 mm), cont. sheep-backed black cloth (extremities slightly worn), title in gilt on spine. S.l.: [c. 1852]. A finely written and illustrated manuscript with highly technical observations on French naval artillery training and testing in the mid-19th century, which are complemented by numerous hand-drawn marginal diagrams and many tables. The present manuscript was composed by Floucaud de Fourcroy (1831-1929), a descendant of the famous chemist Antoine de Fourcroy, as a cadet aboard the Uranie, a former frigate converted into a training ship in 1851. By the end of his career, Floucaud de Fourcroy was a highly decorated admiral and commander in the Legion of Honor. The present manuscript recapitulates the curriculum of naval artillery in the middle of the 19th century. It begins with a survey of weapons classifications (artillery, rifles, swords, pikes, axes, etc.) and the situations in which to use them, different types of ammunition and their purposes, and the history of their development. There are then lengthy explanations of each weapon's size, range, reloading time, effectiveness, etc. Each of these is presented with precise measurements and dimensions. The author recounts the multitude of exercises which a cadet had to undergo and master in order to progress as a naval officer (pp. 265-90). There are also extensive notes on his lessons in ballistics, often accompanied by intricate diagrams and mathematical formulas. Pages 295-96 feature a section entitled (in trans.): "Notes on the Practical Instruction which a Sailor-Gunner must Receive." The drawings in the margins, many very complex, illustrate the composition of ships, weapons, ammunition, and instruments, the trajectory of cannons and firearms, the construction of equipment, the optimal angles of attack, the adjustments necessary to maintain accuracy while the ship is in motion, etc., etc. On page 317, Floucaud de Fourcroy has drawn detailed cross-sections of five types of cannons. The tables concern the range of various cannons, their effectiveness at specific ranges (in terms of speed and their penetration), the supply needs of cannons, the number of cannons that can fit on a ship, etc. A most interesting manuscript in fine condition that captures the state of French naval training and warfare in the middle of the 19th century. Pages 227-28, 258-64, and 315-16 are blank. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      Cassell: London, 1852. 1st UK edition. . 3/4 leather binding. . Light wear to extremities else very good condition. Some light wear to pages.. B&W Illustrations Bookplates. Bound by Tout and Sons. Top page edges gilt. A very nice copy.

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        Experimental researches in electricity - twenty-eight series. On the Lines of Magnetic Force; their definitive character; and their distribution within a Magnet and through Space. [With:] Ibid. - twenty-ninth series. On the employment of the Induced Magneto-electric Current as a test and measure of Magnetic Forces

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1852. First edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of two papers containing Faraday's detailed investigations of the nature of the 'lines of force'; an extension of work he had begun in his first paper (1821) on electromagnetism. These investigations laid the foundations of field theory. "Faraday's work on electromagnetic rotations led him to take a view of electromagnetism different from that of most of his contemporaries. Where they focused on the electrical fluids and the peculiar forces engendered by their motion (Ampère's position), he was forced to consider the line of force. He did not know what it was in 1821, but he suspected that it was a state of strain in the molecules of the current carrying wire and the surrounding medium produced by the passage of an electrical 'current' (whatever that was) through the wire … It was the line of force which tied all his researches on electricity and magnetism together" (DSB). "It was not until July of 1851 that Faraday was able to turn his attention fully to the investigation of the intimate nature of lines of force... His purpose was nothing less than to supply a general view of the modes of action of force. Central to this view was the physical reality of the lines of force. "The basic question to which Faraday turned in the summer of 1851 concerned the interpretation of the pattern made by iron filings sprinkled on a card over a magnet. The filings arranged themselves in lines; were these lines 'real' or were they merely the result of the interaction of the magnet and the iron filings? Faraday had long viewed them as strains of some sort but it was now time to discover their true nature. If strains, to what were they connected so that the strain could be imposed along the line of force? The electrostatic line of force was firmly anchored in electrically excited matter and the strain, transmitted along the curves of the intervening polarized particles, ended in positively and negatively charged surfaces. An electrostatic line of force could start in a charged sphere and leap across a room to the wall. If the sphere were positively charged, the part of the wall where the line of force ended would be negative. The line, and the particles in between were all polar having 'positive' and 'negative' ends. Magnetic lines were peculiar in that they always returned to the body from which they emanated. It was impossible to hold up a sphere 'charged' with north magnetism and trace a line of magnetic force across a room to a south pole on the wall. Wherever a north pole existed, a south was also to be found, nearby, in the same body. The ends of the line of force, then, had to be the poles of the magnet. This was where the strain originated; here must be where the original tension was applied. "When examined critically this explanation made little sense. An iron magnet was, after all, relatively homogeneous. Why, then, should two particular spots, indistinguishable from other places, become poles? Why, to put it another way, should the lines of force terminate at all? From 1845 to 1850 Faraday had gradually convinced himself that the actual particles of magnetic or diamagnetic substances counted for very little in magnetic phenomena. Why, then, call in particles merely to have an anchor for the lines of force? Could not poles be dispensed with altogether? "The first thing that had to be done was to make certain that the lines of force really existed independently of the iron filings that illustrated their forms so beautifully. Since iron itself was magnetic, it was possible that the magnetic curves might be the result of placing iron filings over a magnet and that when the filings were not present, the curves vanished. The use of a compass needle was open to the same objections. If the lines of force were created by the interaction of the needle and the magnet, the needle would still trace them out as if the lines existed independently of the needle. One method alone appeared free from fault. A conducting wire in the presence of a magnet showed no effect; when the wire was moved across the lines of force, a current was generated. The moving wire involved no attraction, repulsion, or other polar effects. The lines of force detected by this method would, therefore, not appear to be created by the presence of the wire. 'So,' Faraday concluded, 'a moving wire may be accepted as a correct philosophical indication of the presence of magnetic force' (3083). "The existence of the lines of force gave no hints about their essential properties. Were they continuous curves, or were they actually attached to points in the magnet called poles? If they were continuous curves, then the lines of force ought to pass through the magnet as well as around it in the external medium. Could these lines be detected inside the magnet? Faraday devised a very simple apparatus for this purpose. Two bar magnets were placed side by side with similar poles next to one another. The two magnets were separated by a thin piece of wood, reaching from the middle of the magnets to one end. The two magnets were then placed in a wooden axle so that they could be rotated about their mutual axis. A copper collar was then placed around the magnets at their middle. A loop of wire could now be arranged so as to make contact with the collar at one end and with a galvanometer at the other. Another wire ran from the galvanometer, down the groove left between the two magnets, and then up to the collar. Each element in the apparatus could be rotated separately; the two magnets around their mutual axis, the wire running down the centre on its axis, and the loop of copper wire around an axis more or less coincident with the extension of the magnetic axis. With this apparatus, Faraday could hope to detect lines of force if they ran through the magnet as well as through the medium in which the magnet was immersed. He first repeated the experiments he had done in 1832 with the rotating magnet to be certain that the lines of force did not rotate with the magnet. 'No mere rotation of a bar magnet on its axis, produces any induction effect on circuits exterior to it', he reported. 'The system of power about the magnet must not be considered as necessarily revolving with the magnet, any more than the rays of light which emanate from the sun are supposed to revolve with the sun' (3090). The conclusion that the lines of force did not move with the magnet reinforced the idea that they were, in a sense, independent of the magnet. This independence must also exist within the magnet. Such independence now could easily be shown. The power of a magnet could be measured precisely in terms of the current generated in a wire cutting the lines of force. Faraday clearly showed that the current (or, better, in modern terms, the electromotive force) directly proportional to the number of lines cut. When all the lines of force were cut, no matter whether the cut was perpendicular or oblique to the lines, the current in the detecting wire was the same (3109-3114). 'The quantity of electricity thrown into a current is directly as the amount of curves intersected' (3113). Knowing this, the existence of the lines of force within the magnet could be determined with great precision. 'there exists lines of force within the magnet, of the same nature as those without. What is more, they are exactly equal in amount to those without. They have a relation in direction to those without; and in fact are continuations of them, absolutely unchanged in their nature, so far as the experimental test can be applied to them. Every line of force therefore, at whatever distance it may be taken from the magnet, must be considered as a closed circuit, passing in some part of its course through the magnet, and having an equal amount of force in every part of its course' (3116-7). "The implications … were literally revolutionary. If Faraday were correct and the lines of force did actually exist with the properties he attributed to them, then the whole structure of orthodox electric and magnetic science must come tumbling down. The orthodox theories were founded upon central forces acting inversely as the square of the distance; Faraday's new theory rejected central forces. The polarity that was the necessary complement of central forces had been banished. There was no polarity exclusive of the line of force and even this polarity was an odd one … polarity was the direction of the line of force, and as such, it was a polarity without poles. Since attraction and repulsion must be attraction to or a repulsion from some point (which then could be considered a pole) Faraday explicitly rejected attraction and repulsion as real magnetic phenomena. Not only did his work on magnetic conduction contradict the older forms of attraction and repulsion, but these older ideas were now capable of preventing further progress by blinding men to new approaches. 'To assume that pointing is always the direct effect of attractive and repulsive forces acting in couples (as in the cases in question, or as in bismuth crystals), is to shut out ideas, in relation to magnetism, which are already applied in the theories of the nature of light and electricity; and the shutting out of such ideas may be an obstruction to the advancement of truth and a defence of wrong assumptions and error' (3156). "There is no doubt that Faraday knew exactly how unorthodox he was and that his ideas were bound to meet with opposition. He knew, too, from which quarter the opposition would come. Hence his insistence upon the experimental aspect of his theory. 'I keep working away at Magnetism,' he wrote to Schoenbein, 'whether well or not I will not say. It is at all events to my own satisfaction. Experiments are beautiful things and I quite revel in the making of them. Besides they give one such confidence and, as I suspect that a good many think me somewhat heretical in magnetics or perhaps rather fantastical, I am very glad to have them to fall back upon.' The mathematical physicist was unlikely to reject the simplicity of the inverse square law for anything so distinctly unmathematical as the lines of force. It was to this point that Faraday addressed himself in what may well be called the credo of the experimentalist. 'As an experimentalist', he wrote, 'I feel bound to let experiment guide me into any train of thought which it may justify; being satisfied that experiment, like analysis, must lead to strict truth if rightly interpreted; and believing also, that it is in its nature far more suggestive of new trains of thought and new conditions of natural power (3159). Experiment and his own theories had led him to the physical reality of the lines of force. It was with considerable hesitancy, however, that he presented his new conclusions on the nature of the lines of force at the end of the Twenty-eighth Series: Whilst writing this paper I perceive, that, in the late Series of these Researches, Nos. XXV, XXVI, XXVII, I have sometimes used the term lines of force so vaguely, as to leave the reader doubtful whether I intended it as a merely representative idea of the forces, or as the description of the path along which the power was continuously exerted. What I have said in the beginning of this paper … will render that matter clear. I have as yet found no reason to wish any part of those papers altered, except these doubtful expressions; but that will be rectified if it be understood, that, wherever the expression line of force is taken simply to represent the disposition of the forces, it shall have the fullness of that meaning; but that wherever it may seem to represent the idea of the physical mode of transmission of the force, it expresses in that respect the opinion to which I incline at present. The opinion may be erroneous, and yet all that relates or refers to the disposition of the force will remain the same (3175). "It was not until 1852 that Faraday insisted upon the reality of the lines of force. In his paper 'On the Physical Character of the Lines of Force', he informed the reader that 'I am now about to leave the strict line of reasoning for a time, and enter upon a few speculations respecting the physical character of the lines of force, and the manner in which they may be supposed to be continued through space' (3243). There can be no doubt that Faraday was firmly convinced that the lines of force were real. The fact that the magnetic force was transmitted along curves, and that these curves were continuous was evidence enough for him. 'I cannot conceive curved lines of force without the conditions of a physical existence in that immediate space' (3258). The reality of the physical lines of force was thus established. But this reality immediately raised a new question. How was the magnetic force transmitted through the lines of force? The search for an answer to this question led Faraday to the foundations of field theory" (Pierce Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 444-450). This volume contains the 28th and 29th series of Faraday's remarkable Experimental Researches in Electricity, comprising sections 3070-3176 and 3177-3242, respectively. In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 142, Part I. London: Taylor and Francis, 1852. Quarto (301 x 231 mm), original wrappers; custom cloth box. A little wear to spine and 7cm closed tear to lower part of front hinge. Rare in original wrappers.

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        EL DONCEL DE DON ENRIQUE EL DOLIENTE. Historia caballeresca del siglo XV, Edición ilustrada. Tomos I y II (completo).

      - Madrid, Urrabieta y Martínez, editores, 1852-1854, 22x31, 2 tomos: I- Frontis, litografía con retrato de Larra, 177 págs. 1 hoja, 19 litografías. II- Frontis, 179 págs. 18 litografías (faltaría la nº 2 según la plantilla de la última hoja). 78 grabados decorando el texto. Ejemplar en muy buen estado, tiene en borde de margen blanco de alguna litografía alguna manchita que pasa desapercibida, el papel muy limpio sin nada de óxido. Encuadernados de época en holandesa con las lomera en piel verde con nervios y ruedas doradas. (Edición de lujo muy difícil de encontrar a la venta). (57441).

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        Experimental researches in electricity - twenty-eight series. On the Lines of Magnetic Force; their definitive character; and their distribution within a Magnet and through Space. [With:] Ibid. - twenty-ninth series. On the employment of the Induced Magneto-electric Current as a test and measure of Magnetic Forces

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1852. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of two papers containing Faraday's detailed investigations of the nature of the 'lines of force'; an extension of work he had begun in his first paper (1821) on electromagnetism. These investigations laid the foundations of field theory. "Faraday's work on electromagnetic rotations led him to take a view of electromagnetism different from that of most of his contemporaries. Where they focused on the electrical fluids and the peculiar forces engendered by their motion (Ampère's position), he was forced to consider the line of force. He did not know what it was in 1821, but he suspected that it was a state of strain in the molecules of the current carrying wire and the surrounding medium produced by the passage of an electrical 'current' (whatever that was) through the wire ... It was the line of force which tied all his researches on electricity and magnetism together" (DSB)."It was not until July of 1851 that Faraday was able to turn his attention fully to the investigation of the intimate nature of lines of force... His purpose was nothing less than to supply a general view of the modes of action of force. Central to this view was the physical reality of the lines of force."The basic question to which Faraday turned in the summer of 1851 concerned the interpretation of the pattern made by iron filings sprinkled on a card over a magnet. The filings arranged themselves in lines; were these lines 'real' or were they merely the result of the interaction of the magnet and the iron filings? Faraday had long viewed them as strains of some sort but it was now time to discover their true nature. If strains, to what were they connected so that the strain could be imposed along the line of force? The electrostatic line of force was firmly anchored in electrically excited matter and the strain, transmitted along the curves of the intervening polarized particles, ended in positively and negatively charged surfaces. An electrostatic line of force could start in a charged sphere and leap across a room to the wall. If the sphere were positively charged, the part of the wall where the line of force ended would be negative. The line, and the particles in between were all polar having 'positive' and 'negative' ends. Magnetic lines were peculiar in that they always returned to the body from which they emanated. It was impossible to hold up a sphere 'charged' with north magnetism and trace a line of magnetic force across a room to a south pole on the wall. Wherever a north pole existed, a south was also to be found, nearby, in the same body. The ends of the line of force, then, had to be the poles of the magnet. This was where the strain originated; here must be where the original tension was applied."When examined critically this explanation made little sense. An iron magnet was, after all, relatively homogeneous. Why, then, should two particular spots, indistinguishable from other places, become poles? Why, to put it another way, should the lines of force terminate at all? From 1845 to 1850 Faraday had gradually convinced himself that the actual particles of magnetic or diamagnetic substances counted for very little in magnetic phenomena. Why, then, call in particles merely to have an anchor for the lines of force? Could not poles be dispensed with altogether?"The first thing that had to be done was to make certain that the lines of force really existed independently of the iron filings that illustrated their forms so beautifully. Since iron itself was magnetic, it was possible that the magnetic curves might be the result of placing iron filings over a magnet and that when the filings were not present, the curves vanished. The use of a compass needle was open to the same objections. If the lines of force were created by the interaction of the needle and the magnet, the needle would still trace them out as if the lines existed independently of the needle. One method alone appeared free from fault. A conducting wire in the presence of a magnet showed no effect; when the wire was moved across the lines of force, a current was generated. The moving wire involved no attraction, repulsion, or other polar effects. The lines of force detected by this method would, therefore, not appear to be created by the presence of the wire. 'So,' Faraday concluded, 'a moving wire may be accepted as a correct philosophical indication of the presence of magnetic force' (3083)."The existence of the lines of force gave no hints about their essential properties. Were they continuous curves, or were they actually attached to points in the magnet called poles? If they were continuous curves, then the lines of force ought to pass through the magnet as well as around it in the external medium. Could these lines be detected inside the magnet? Faraday devised a very simple apparatus for this purpose. Two bar magnets were placed side by side with similar poles next to one another. The two magnets were separated by a thin piece of wood, reaching from the middle of the magnets to one end. The two magnets were then placed in a wooden axle so that they could be rotated about their mutual axis. A copper collar was then placed around the magnets at their middle. A loop of wire could now be arranged so as to make contact with the collar at one end and with a galvanometer at the other. Another wire ran from the galvanometer, down the groove left between the two magnets, and then up to the collar. Each element in the apparatus could be rotated separately; the two magnets around their mutual axis, the wire running down the centre on its axis, and the loop of copper wire around an axis more or less coincident with the extension of the magnetic axis. With this apparatus, Faraday could hope to detect lines of force if they ran through the magnet as well as through the medium in which the magnet was immersed. He first repeated the experiments he had done in 1832 with the rotating magnet to be certain that the lines of force did not rotate with the magnet. 'No mere rotation of a bar magnet on its axis, produces any induction effect on circuits exterior to it', he reported. 'The system of power about the magnet must not be considered as necessarily revolving with the magnet, any more than the rays of light which emanate from the sun are supposed to revolve with the sun' (3090). The conclusion that the lines of force did not move with the magnet reinforced the idea that they were, in a sense, independent of the magnet. This independence must also exist within the magnet. Such independence now could easily be shown. The power of a magnet could be measured precisely in terms of the current generated in a wire cutting the lines of force. Faraday clearly showed that the current (or, better, in modern terms, the electromotive force) directly proportional to the number of lines cut. When all the lines of force were cut, no matter whether the cut was perpendicular or oblique to the lines, the current in the detecting wire was the same (3109-3114). 'The quantity of electricity thrown into a current is directly as the amount of curves intersected' (3113). Knowing this, the existence of the lines of force within the magnet could be determined with great precision. 'there exists lines of force within the magnet, of the same nature as those without. What is more, they are exactly equal in amount to those without. They have a relation in direction to those without; and in fact are continuations of them, absolutely unchanged in their nature, so far as the experimental test can be applied to them. Every line of force therefore, at whatever distance it may be taken from the magnet, must be considered as a closed circuit, passing in some part of its course through the magnet, and having an equal amount of force in every part of its course' (3116-7)."The implications ... were literally revolutionary. If Faraday were correct and the lines of force did actually exist with the properties he attributed to them, then the whole structure of orthodox electric and magnetic science must come tumbling down. The orthodox theories were founded upon central forces acting inversely as the square of the distance; Faraday's new theory rejected central forces. The polarity that was the necessary complement of central forces had been banished. There was no polarity exclusive of the line of force and even this polarity was an odd one ... polarity was the direction of the line of force, and as such, it was a polarity without poles. Since attraction and repulsion must be attraction to or a repulsion from some point (which then could be considered a pole) Faraday explicitly rejected attraction and repulsion as real magnetic phenomena. Not only did his work on magnetic conduction contradict the older forms of attraction and repulsion, but these older ideas were now capable of preventing further progress by blinding men to new approaches. 'To assume that pointing is always the direct effect of attractive and repulsive forces acting in couples (as in the cases in question, or as in bismuth crystals), is to shut out ideas, in relation to magnetism, which are already applied in the theories of the nature of light and electricity; and the shutting out of such ideas may be an obstruction to the advancement of truth and a defence of wrong assumptions and error' (3156)."There is no doubt that Faraday knew exactly how unorthodox he was and that his ideas were bound to meet with opposition. He knew, too, from which quarter the opposition would come. Hence his insistence upon the experimental aspect of his theory. 'I keep working away at Magnetism,' he wrote to Schoenbein, 'whether well or not I will not say. It is at all events to my own satisfaction. Experiments are beautiful things and I quite revel in the making of them. Besides they give one such confidence and, as I suspect that a good many think me somewhat heretical in magnetics or perhaps rather fantastical, I am very glad to have them to fall back upon.' The mathematical physicist was unlikely to reject the simplicity of the inverse square law for anything so distinctly unmathematical as the lines of force. It was to this point that Faraday addressed himself in what may well be called the credo of the experimentalist. 'As an experimentalist', he wrote, 'I feel bound to let experiment guide me into any train of thought which it may justify; being satisfied that experiment, like analysis, must lead to strict truth if rightly interpreted; and believing also, that it is in its nature far more suggestive of new trains of thought and new conditions of natural power (3159). Experiment and his own theories had led him to the physical reality of the lines of force. It was with considerable hesitancy, however, that he presented his new conclusions on the nature of the lines of force at the end of the Twenty-eighth Series:Whilst writing this paper I perceive, that, in the late Series of these Researches, Nos. XXV, XXVI, XXVII, I have sometimes used the term lines of force so vaguely, as to leave the reader doubtful whether I intended it as a merely representative idea of the forces, or as the description of the path along which the power was continuously exerted. What I have said in the beginning of this paper ... will render that matter clear. I have as yet found no reason to wish any part of those papers altered, except these doubtful expressions; but that will be rectified if it be understood, that, wherever the expression line of force is taken simply to represent the disposition of the forces, it shall have the fullness of that meaning; but that wherever it may seem to represent the idea of the physical mode of transmission of the force, it expresses in that respect the opinion to which I incline at present. The opinion may be erroneous, and yet all that relates or refers to the disposition of the force will remain the same (3175)."It was not until 1852 that Faraday insisted upon the reality of the lines of force. In his paper 'On the Physical Character of the Lines of Force', he informed the reader that 'I am now about to leave the strict line of reasoning for a time, and enter upon a few speculations respecting the physical character of the lines of force, and the manner in which they may be supposed to be continued through space' (3243). There can be no doubt that Faraday was firmly convinced that the lines of force were real. The fact that the magnetic force was transmitted along curves, and that these curves were continuous was evidence enough for him. 'I cannot conceive curved lines of force without the conditions of a physical existence in that immediate space' (3258). The reality of the physical lines of force was thus established. But this reality immediately raised a new question. How was the magnetic force transmitted through the lines of force? The search for an answer to this question led Faraday to the foundations of field theory" (Pierce Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 444-450).This volume contains the 28th and 29th series of Faraday's remarkable Experimental Researches in Electricity, comprising sections 3070-3176 and 3177-3242, respectively.In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 142, Part I. London: Taylor and Francis, 1852. Quarto (301 x 231 mm), original wrappers; custom cloth box. A little wear to spine and 7cm closed tear to lower part of front hinge. Rare in original wrappers. Very Good.

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        The Life of Franklin Pierce

      FIRST EDITION. AN ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE GREATEST INTEREST, inscribed and signed by the subject of the book, President-elect Franklin Pierce, lifelong friend of the author. Pierce has inscribed the book to the Ohio newspaper publisher Washington McLean: "For Washington McLean from Frank. Pierce Concord N.H. Feby. 5. 1853." Hawthorne and Pierce met at Bowdoin College and developed a close friendship. In 1846 Pierce played an important role in obtaining for Hawthorne the position of Surveyor of the Custom House is Salem with a salary of $1200 per year. Six years later, Hawthorne wrote this Life of Franklin Pierce, the campaign biography which helped win Pierce the 1852 presidential election. After the election, Pierce made Hawthorne American Consul to the Port of Liverpool. This position allowed Hawthorne a substantial income and provided the inspiration for later works such as The Marble Faun, Our Old Home, and the Italian and English Notebooks. In 1863 Hawthorne dedicated his Our Old Home to Pierce. His publisher and others warned Hawthorne against dedicating the work to Pierce, due to the strong public feelings against Pierce's faction of the Democratic Party, which was viewed as pro-slavery. Insisting upon the dedication, Hawthorne wrote: "I find that it would be a piece of poltroonery in me to withdraw either the dedication or the dedicatory letter. My long and intimate personal relations with Pierce render the dedication altogether proper, especially as regards the book ... and if he is so exceedingly unpopular that his name ought to sink the volume, there is so much more the need that an old friend stand by him." The following year Hawthorne took ill, and he prepared for his death taking a final journey to the lakes of New Hampshire with his beloved companion Pierce. On May 18, 1864, Hawthorne died alone with his old friend Franklin Pierce. Association copies of such personal interest linking great American political and literary figures are rarely encountered. Original brown cloth. Front free endpaper excised, else in fine condition. The great Stephen Wakeman, Carroll Wilson, and Parkman Dexter Howe collections all had copies of this title inscribed by Hawthorne, but none included a copy inscribed by Pierce. No other examples appear in the auction records of the past fifty years.

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        Manuscript entitled "Conférences sur le Cannonage faites à bord de l'Uranie," with numerous hand-drawn illustrations of cannons, guns, ammunition, and instruments in the margins as well as many tables in the text

      157 leaves of text paginated 1-124 & 129-[317] (nothing seems lacking). Large 4to (318 x 215 mm), cont. sheep-backed black cloth (extremities slightly worn), title in gilt on spine. S.l.: [c. 1852]. A finely written and illustrated manuscript with highly technical observations on French naval artillery training and testing in the mid-19th century, which are complemented by numerous hand-drawn marginal diagrams and many tables. The present manuscript was composed by Floucaud de Fourcroy (1831-1929), a descendant of the famous chemist Antoine de Fourcroy, as a cadet aboard the Uranie, a former frigate converted into a training ship in 1851. By the end of his career, Floucaud de Fourcroy was a highly decorated admiral and commander in the Legion of Honor. The present manuscript recapitulates the curriculum of naval artillery in the middle of the 19th century. It begins with a survey of weapons classifications (artillery, rifles, swords, pikes, axes, etc.) and the situations in which to use them, different types of ammunition and their purposes, and the history of their development. There are then lengthy explanations of each weapon's size, range, reloading time, effectiveness, etc. Each of these is presented with precise measurements and dimensions. The author recounts the multitude of exercises which a cadet had to undergo and master in order to progress as a naval officer (pp. 265-90). There are also extensive notes on his lessons in ballistics, often accompanied by intricate diagrams and mathematical formulas. Pages 295-96 feature a section entitled (in trans.): "Notes on the Practical Instruction which a Sailor-Gunner must Receive." The drawings in the margins, many very complex, illustrate the composition of ships, weapons, ammunition, and instruments, the trajectory of cannons and firearms, the construction of equipment, the optimal angles of attack, the adjustments necessary to maintain accuracy while the ship is in motion, etc., etc. On page 317, Floucaud de Fourcroy has drawn detailed cross-sections of five types of cannons. The tables concern the range of various cannons, their effectiveness at specific ranges (in terms of speed and their penetration), the supply needs of cannons, the number of cannons that can fit on a ship, etc. A most interesting manuscript in fine condition that captures the state of French naval training and warfare in the middle of the 19th century. Pages 227-28, 258-64, and 315-16 are blank.

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        Teilansicht, Innenstadtansicht, "Vue de la Grande place de Romela au Cairo".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. G.B. Cecchini n. J. e. G. Fratinelli de Andrea ( 1852 ) b. G. Draghi in Venedig, dat. 1853, 32,5 x 58 Seltene Ansicht. Die Darstellung zeigt einen belebten Platz mit zahlr. Moscheen. - Die Ansicht mit allseitig sehr knappen Rand, daher auf ein Trägerblatt montiert. Der ausgeschnittene Titel ist ebenfalls auf das Trägerblatt montiert.

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        Four Years in a Government Exploring Expedition; to the Island of Madeira, Cape Verd Islands, Brazil, Coast of Patagonia, Chili, Peru, Paumato Group, Society Islands, Navigator Group, Australia, Antarctic. Sandwich Islands. Oregon, California,.

      Cornish, Lamport & Co., New York 1852 - 371 pages, plus 18 plates of which only four are not included in the pagination. Later (i.e. early twentieth century) binding with black leather over spine and corners and marbled paper over boards. Gilt stamped lettering on spine. Decorative end leaves, followed by two blank leaves before pagination begins with title page. Scattered smudges and light foxing. Volume remains tight and otherwise intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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